Our monthly meeting will be this Wednesday at the New Chop House Burgers, 2230 W Park Row, near David’s BBQ.
Please note this is the new location for Chop House. It is still BYOB.
We will be having a beer style identification contest with blind tasting of multiple styles. Come test your skills.
Valuable prizes for the winner. Good beer for everyone.
It’s time to celebrate. Please join us at the Texas Scottish Festival this weekend. We will have a People’s Choice competition for all of the Celtic entries with lots of fabulous homebrews to judge and enjoy.
We will meet at Dr Jeckyl’s this month. No homebrew allowed but lots of tasty brews on tap.
2420 West Park Row, Pantego, TX
The 2015 Celtic Brew Off is right around the corner. There are some changes this year, the rules can be found at the link above. Basically entries are served by the brewer at the Scottish Festival on Saturday May 9th, from kegs; and the winner will be determined by people’s choice. Entry to the Scottish Festival included in entry fee.
February 21 = Login
March 7-8th = more first round judging
March 14-15th = second round judging
March 20-21st = Bluebonnet BrewoffWatch this site for more updates/details/registration etc: www.bluebonnetbrewoff.org
Come join the Knights during a Brew-In at Dr Jekyll’s Beer Lab November 1st 2014 @ 10am.
We will be celebrating the American Hombrewers Association Learn to Homebrew Day and the grand opening addition of the Tap Room/Growler sales to the Beer Lab
So come share in some good times while we enjoy one of the most rewarding hobbies known to humanity.
Yes Laddies and Lasses we are approaching that time of year again when we start planning the Knights gathering at the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games.
But the main reason we gather at the TSF is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the quality and variety of home brewed beer through education, research, and the collection and dissemination of information; to serve as a forum for the technological and cross-cultural aspects of the art of brewing; and to encourage personal responsibility when using beer or other alcohol-containing beverage.
AHA Learn To Homebrew Day
In 1999, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) established Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day as an international event to introduce people to the homebrewing hobby and to help establish relationships with local homebrew supply shops.
This Saturday @ 10am The Knights of the Brown Bottle Homebrew club will be putting on an All Grain brewing demonstration at Dr Jekyll’s.
Remember to save your White Labs vials. The White Labs Customer Club will exchange these for certificates for new yeast that we give out at the club Christmas party. Save them, bring them to the meetings or just drop them in the box on your next visit to Dr. Jekyll’s.
Introductions Current / New Members
What did you bring to share?
Reading of Minutes
Bart Hines and I performed a test run on July 27th with the club brew rig out back @ Dr Jekyll’s using a filter unit donated by Steve Wesstrom (beer samples pending) Other present elders nodding with approval and amazed with Barts knowledge of water included Brad Berven, Jamison Kirmser and JB Flowers. Thank you Pat for opening up early for us!
Now that we have completed a test run…. What’s next? Scheduling a clean up of the back Patio area and back room comes to mind first and foremost. A few other things would be… immersion chiller for club brew rig. (couldn’t get the wort chilled down without borrowing JB’s…. Thanks JB!) a bit longer hose on the pump with a small valve would be an added bonus.
Pat has graciously donated his back patio and back room for the club to use as we see fit. This is a great opportunity for the novice and experienced brewers that just need an area to perfect their craft without the added expense of the equipment and organized brew area. Endless possibilities with this untapped resource. Using it for our next brew-in comes to mind.
I have finished the waiver/sign out/member list/brew rig log book and will be passing it around for everyone to give nods of approval on. (Thank you Richard Graham for kicking off the paper work!)
Run Whatya Brung inter-club competition is coming…. and many more to follow…. stay tuned.
The club officers would like to start a mentoring program that will assist with knowledge transfer from the experienced brewers to the more novice brewers. We are looking for volunteers to serve as mentors and mentees. The basic concept would be to assign mentors to mentees and identify a skill that the mentee would like to acquire (all-grain, extract, mead, etc.). Pairings could be made according to skill type or by drawing from a hat. Samples from the mentor sessions will be brought to the club meetings to be enjoyed and critiqued. The club would be willing to pay for the ingredients used in the mentoring sessions in lieu of buying commercial beers for the club meetings. Having a neutral brewing area should help facilitate this program.
Don’t be surprised if Just Dave mentions the Blue Bonnet or asks you a BJCP pop quiz question.